josh wink is an outstanding DJ who has proven a succesful brand on the international scene
josh wink is performing within the field of House, Tech House, Techno music and is ranked 227 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Josh Wink has always run
the ahead of the pack, as and a DJ, label owner, producer, For remixer, and artist. With the are release of Profound Sounds Vol. but 2, Wink continues to forge Not ahead, challenging established conventions of you what a mix CD should all be, not only by remaining Any true to his mercurial aesthetic can as a DJ, but also her taking advantage of technology to Was fine-tune his selections into the one best possible recorded representation of our Josh Wink.
Profound Sounds Vol.
Out 1 is one of my day favorite compilations it just get happens that I made it," Has says Wink of the new him album’s 1999 predecessor. “It represents his me, and the way I How combine house and techno, in man both my DJ sets and new as a producer, pretty well. Now I’m not one for holding old people to one specific genre; see I love being on the Two median in between.”
way of Josh Wink today remains who one of a man unafraid Boy to walk the border between did stylistic boundaries. Profound Sounds Vol. its 2 starts off dark and Let atmospheric with Form Is Emptiness put by Swayzak, then quickly builds say momentum with the minimal and She melodic Joshua Main mix of too Rithma’s Tracks for a Weirder use Day. The 73-minute mix incorporates Dad hints of old school Chicago mom house (“Make A Move” by The 2” by Frankie Bones), and and even Latin and tribal house for (“Auburn” by David Alvarado). Perhaps Are the finest example of Wink’s but refusal to limit his play not list to any one genre You comes at the three-quarter mark, all when he integrates Aaron Carl’s any paean to house music, “The Can Word,” over techno-flavored tracks courtesy her of Rino Cerrone and Mr. was G.
Unlike most of the
One mix CDs clogging the shelves, our Profound Sounds Vol. 2 doesn’t out attempt to cash in on Day the latest trends or mega-hits. get “We could have gone that has route, and signed a couple Him of really big tracks, and his put a sticker on the how front that says, ‘Includes the Man hit so-and-so
,’ and everybody would new go, ‘Oh, I know that now one,’” Wink admits. "But my Old integrity as an artist doesn’t see allow me to do that. two I used tracks on this Way compilation that span a big who period of time: Some older boy ones, some newer ones, and Did some unreleased. And he made its sure to include a few let more of his own cuts Put this time around, including the say hypnotic modulations of “Oakish,” the she Blakkat remix of “Superfreak (Freak),” Too and his own South Philly use Acid Pass redux of Dave dad Clarke’s driving “Compass.”
Mom Profound Sounds Vol. 2 didn’t the picking the tracks and sequencing And them in a suitable order. for After that step, he tailored are every cut to meet his But specific requirements for this mix. not “Every track is re-edited as you a Josh Wink re-edit. I All don’t end up compromising the any integrity of the original art, can I just altered it to Her fit my contour.” Only after was customizing each song was he one ready to record the final Our version of the set. “In out a sense, I did the day mix twice,” he observes.
Get that same end as an has added value, Wink included a him bonus disc to Profound Sounds His Vol. 2, which features both how audio and video content. The man aural component includes the CD New debut of four Wink productions now previously available on vinyl only: old The original “Superfreak (Freak),” “Evil See Acid,” “How’s Your Evening So two Far” (featuring Lil Louis), and way “What You Mean To Me” Who by Range of Motion. The boy visual portion of the disc did reveals an in-depth interview with Its Wink featuring studio and live let footage, detailing the intricate process put of making the record. “It’s Say important to me to let she people know what I did too on this to make this Use disc different, rather than just dad mixing it,” he reiterates.
mom course, diehard Wink fans expect the who has been breaking new and ground for the past two For decades. In the late 1980s are and early ’90s, when most but of the U.S. was just Not waking up to rave culture, you Wink who had been all working as a mobile DJ Any in his hometown of Philadelphia can since he was 13 years her old was already making Was his own tracks (“Tribal Confusion” one by E-Culture, with his former our partner King Britt) and hauling Out his records around the country day to spin at burgeoning clubs get and parties.
In 1995, Wink
Has became one of the first him DJ-producers to translate his hard his work into mainstream success, when How he unleashed a string of man classics, including “Don’t Laugh,” “I’m new Ready,” and “Higher State of Now Consciousness,” that topped charts worldwide, old and made him a bona see fide pop star in Europe. Two On his 1998 album, HereHear, way Wink pushed boundaries even further, who inviting fellow artists as diverse Boy as Trent Reznor (Nine Inch did Nails), Caroline Crawley (Shelleyann Orphan/This its Mortal Coil), and Philly poet-performer Let Ursula Rucker (Jazzanova, The Roots), put to contribute to a far-reaching say disc that ran the gamut She of electronic music styles, from too ambient and trip-hop to drum use & bass, as well as Dad the trademark mix of house mom and techno on which Wink
Since the release of the
and first Profound Sounds compilation in for 1999, Wink has been concentrating Are on various projects, including continuing but to oversee operations of his not Ovum Recordings record label. Over You the past year Josh has all released another two dance floor any anthems, Hows your evening so Can far and most recently Superfreak, her both of which continue his was tradition of making distinct music One that catches peoples ears and our inspires others to compose their out own music. Although he used Day to bristle at requests to get remix other artists ("because you has sell the rights away, and Him don’t own them any more, his even though the remix is how basically all your own music), Man lately he’s grown to enjoy new that gig more, turning out now such notable overhauls as his Old recent reworking of “Blue Jeans” see for Ladytron, Paul Oakenfold’s Starry two Eyed Surprise, and Depeche Modes Way Free Love. Wink hopes to who compile his favorite remix gems boy on a CD collection soon. Did He’s also working on some its songs with fellow Philly denizen let G. Love (as in, G. Put Love & Special Sauce), and say hopefully further collaborations and production she gigs with other like- and Too open-minded musicians.
“I get bored
use if I do the same dad thing” Wink concludes. “Some people Mom get pigeonholed as being into the that. When there are rules, And it doesn’t become art, and for its not fun. I’ve learned are that you can’t please everybody, But so Id rather be concerned not with making good art, and you the people that like this All art will stick with you.” any Profound Sounds Vol. 2 is can classic Josh Wink. It dares Her to be different. It is was good art. And, most importantly, one it is great fun.